The Lion’s don’t know yet if they’ll be facing quarterback Ben Roethlisberger when they play their pre-season opener tomorrow night at Pittsburgh. Steeler’s head coach Mike Tomlin yesterday wouldn't commit to using Roethlisberger, who has been suspended by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell for violating the league's Personal Conduct Policy. Despite the ban, he is eligible to play in exhibition games.
One thing we know for sure is that Detroit second year safety and former Bronco Louis Delmas won’t be in action Saturday night. He’s being brought along slowly as he works himself back into playing shape from a groin injury.
Last night’s three pre-season games included rookie quarterback Jimmy Clausen’s debut as the Notre Dame product completed 8-of-15 passes for 80 yards with an interception with his Carolina Panthers losing 17-to-12 at Baltimore. Also, the Patriots beat the Saints 27-to-24 and the Cowboys lost to the Raiders 17-to-9.